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Ecological SPACE (Sustainable Production and Consumption) Project

How much energy, water and other resources can we consume, and how much pollution can we produce, without infringing on the right of future generations to use earth's resources? "Eco-space" (environmental capacity) is the term used to describe what each person on earth would be entitled to if a sustainable amount of the planet's resources were distributed equally.

The Eco Space model shows that our greatest challenge in pursuing a sustainable global society is to forge universal guiding principles which offer an alternative to the path of excessive production/consumption still followed by advanced countries (the North). Shared global principles (i.e. the environmental capacity concept) are a necessary foundation for an effective, global standard of justice, shared by all people, that gives full consideration to north-south and inter-generational equity.

Contant Person: Koyu FURUSAWA

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